Wow - Qatar are to have their first ever Falcon festival, according to an email I have just been sent.
Details as follow:
Under the patronage of H. E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (REC) announces the organizing of the 1st Qatar International Falcon Festival (QIFF) over a whole week from 31 January to 6 February 2010. The events of QIFF will be as follows:
• Sunday, 31 January and Monday, 1 February 2010: 3rd Qatar National Falcon Racing Championship (Lanners / Peregrines), Qataris only, peregrine chick race; 1 y/o and above peregrine race; lanner chick race; 1 y/o and above lanner race
• Tuesday, 2 February 2010: Young Falconer Competition (10 y/o and less), Qataris only; Falconer Competition ( 11 – 15 y/o), Qataris only
• Wednesday, 3 February 2010: Qatar International Falcon Beauty Show, Lanners only (chicks and 1 y/o and above), open
• Thursday, 4 February 2010: Qatar International Falcon Racing Championship (pure), open; chick race; 1 y/o and above race
• Friday, 5 February and Saturday, 6 February 2010: Qatar International Falcon Racing Championship (Lanners / Peregrines), open; peregrine chick race; 1 y/o and above peregrine race; lanner chick race; 1 y/o and above lanner race
For participation, please, contact the Entry Committee at REC for the National and the International Championships conditions. Please, bring a passport size photo, ID and the participating falcon. Entries will be open with effect from Tuesday, 19 January to Friday, 22 January 2010 from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm.
For more information:
Tel: (+974) 5216216 – 6012986 – 6012961
Fax: (+974) 4809929
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